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Early Intervention Developmental Specialist (Open Positions: 3)



Location: Administrative Building - 1154 Larc Lane, Toledo, OH 43614
Department: Board of Developmental Disabilities
Job Status: Full-Time
Hour Per Week: 40
Status: Open until filled
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Job Description

I.          TITLE:                      EARLY INTERVENTION DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST

            CODE:                       PRO 416

SUMMARY
An employee in this classification, under the supervision of an Early Intervention (EI) Coordinator, evaluates, assesses, and implements strategies and interventions through coaching based on child and family needs.  Coaching families to build upon their natural strengths and supports so that their child can reach the child’s full potential.

DUTIES
80%
• Uses state-required tool(s) to determine eligibility and need for EI services at initial referral, at annual redeterminations, and at age three.
• Evaluates and assesses family and child strengths and needs in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to identified delays, at-risk conditions, medical status, and family dynamics.
• Makes appropriate referrals to community resources for services, assessments, and additional expertise that addresses the unique needs of the child and or family.
• Utilizes natural environments (home and community) to develop activities that promote skill development in the areas of: cognitive skills, physical skills, communication skills, social-emotional skills, adaptive skills including vision, hearing, nutrition, and sensory needs.
• Provides special instruction, which includes curriculum planning, and the planned interaction of personnel, materials, and time and space, that leads to achieving the outcomes in the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).
• Participates in a trans-disciplinary team approach to early intervention programming.
• Facilitates individual and large group coaching strategies and techniques with parents/caregivers.
• Consults with parents on the specific child and family concerns and participates in future planning.
• Assists families in preparing for transition into a preschool and/or other community programs.
• Maintains documentation on Special Instruction to report needs, progress, changes, and next steps.
• Provides clear and consistent communication for families, service coordinators, agencies, etc.
• Maintains all federal, state, and local requirements for documentation.
• Complies with all applicable rules, regulations, laws, and Board policies and procedures.
15%
• Coordinates and participates in parent education and community outreach activities.
• Guides activities of assigned personnel and/or students.
• Attends meetings and training for EI, (local and state) and the Board.
• May be required to orient individuals assigned to the department.
5%
• Performs other related duties as required.

WORKING CONDITIONS
• Position may involve exposure to individuals with medical and behavioral risks.
• Position will require evenings and locations convenient for children and families supported.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
• Ability to promote an inclusive environment for all board staff, individuals served, families, and providers.
• Knowledge and ability to operate personal computer, applications software, and basic office equipment.
• Knowledge of child development and service coordination and best practices in early intervention.
• Knowledge of evaluation and assessment tools and ability to implement.
• Ability to utilize individualized relationship-focused intervention techniques.
• Ability to work effectively with children and parents. 
• Ability to understand working with adult learners.
• Organizational and communication skills.
• Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships. 

QUALIFICATION, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
(A) Holds a bachelor's degree or graduate-level degree in education, health, social or behavioral science, social services, human services, or other related field from an accredited college or university; or 


(B) Holds a bachelor's degree or graduate-level degree in any field from an accredited college or university and has at least two (2) years of verified full-time (or equivalent part-time), supervised, paid experience working with children birth through age five (5) with disabilities, developmental delays, or diagnosed physical or mental conditions that have a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay and their families; or


(C) Holds a valid Early Intervention Developmental Specialist Certification from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.

CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION AND LICENSURE
• Certification as required by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. Must meet EIDS Certification requirements within two (2) weeks of the start date in the position.  
• Valid Driver’s license.

TRAINING
• Training as required by the Board and DODD.
• Adult and Pediatric FA/CPR/AED

OTHER
• Requires own transportation.

 

Job Advertisement

Join a progressive and vital team that impacts the lives of hundreds of people every day.  Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking a professional to work with infants and toddlers (ages 0-5 years) who have developmental delays.  Must be able to provide developmentally appropriate interventions using a family-centered approach. The Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package.

Candidates must:

(A) Hold a bachelor's degree or graduate-level degree in education, health, social or behavioral science, social services, human services, or other related field from an accredited college or university; OR

(B) Hold a bachelor's degree or graduate-level degree in any field from an accredited college or university and has at least two (2) years of verified full-time (or equivalent part-time), supervised, paid experience working with children birth through age five (5) with disabilities, developmental delays, or diagnosed physical or mental conditions that have a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay and their families; OR

(C) Hold a valid Early Intervention Developmental Specialist Certification from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities 

Application Special Instructions

All candidates must submit a resume, transcripts, and optional cover letter along with an employment application via the online application process. We are an equal opportunity employer. If in need of ADA accommodations, contact us directly at 419-380-4033.